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April 3, 2013

Two city men arrested in city residential burglaries

CUMBERLAND — Two city men have been arrested in connection with numerous residential burglaries in the city in November — including one that involved the assault of an elderly woman who was injured during a break-in of her residence, according to the C3I Unit.

Peter Joseph Koenigsberg, 32, was arrested by members of the C3I Warrant/Fugitive Unit.

On Nov. 6, three separate residences were entered in the Louisiana Avenue area during the early morning hours and several items were stolen.

One of the residents heard a loud noise and discovered later in the morning that a purse had been stolen.

The second resident heard someone walking around and screamed when the suspect entered the bedroom, causing the suspect to run.

The victim discovered that cash had been removed from the residence.

The third resident was also awakened and confronted the intruder, who displayed a knife and demanded all her money. During the confrontation, her finger was cut.

The suspect then grabbed several bottles of medication and a pair of binoculars and fled.

Cumberland Police re-sponded and requested C3I’s assistance.

A suspect was developed and C3I obtained a search warrant for his residence and recovered some of the reported stolen items.

Joseph Phillips III, 35, was apprehended in West Virginia on an arrest warrant and has since been returned to the Allegany County Detention Center pending trial.

Continued investigation de-veloped Koenigsberg as the second suspect.

Phillips and Koenigsberg allegedly took turns entering the residences while the other remained outside acting as a lookout.

The case was presented to the Allegany County grand jury and an indictment charging both with several counts of burglary, theft, and related offenses, was handed down.

Phillips was served with his indictment while incarcerated. Koenigsberg was arrested at his residence. Both are now being held at the Allegany County Detention Center pending their next court appearances.


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